River Parish Football

News Archives in February 2015

Foster settles in at East St. John

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  • 2/19/15 3:45pm

By the time Alden Foster had arrived at Fatty’s Restaurant in Garyville on National Signing Day it was already a good day. Foster had just left his former school at Amite where nine of his 12 seniors had signed letters-of-intent to play college. At the East St. John signing party he would watch eight Wildcats do the same. After the ceremony, Foster the new ESJ head coach and athletic director sat down with RPF... Keep Reading

Proposed new districts allow for additional River Parish rivalries

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  • 2/12/15 6:07pm

As it turns out, it’s not your father’s rivalry. With Lutcher dropping down from Class 4A and St. James moving up from Class 2A following the initial reclassification meeting of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Wednesday, the two schools preliminarily have been reunited in District 9-3A, starting with the 2015-16 school year. As District opponents, the two rivals would have each other in the regular season for the... Keep Reading

Smaller schools stock rosters with River Parish football players

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/4/15 4:42pm

The River Parishes, as usual, provided its share of players to various college football programs on National Signing Day. Guys like Kirk Merritt going to Oregon and Xavier Lewis to LSU garner the national headlines, but there are a number of players each year from the River Parishes that get to continue their playing career and earn a college education below the Football Bowl Subdivision level. A total of 30 players from around the River Parishes... Keep Reading

River Parish signees excited about ‘amped up’ Nicholls State staff

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/4/15 4:19pm

Morrell Bartholomew noticed something right away with the coaching staff of new Nicholls State football coach Tim Rebowe. “I like that they are always amped up,” Bartholomew said. “They want to win and bring Nicholls football back and I want to be part of that class that does it.” “If we are not excited about what we are doing, how can you get some other ones to be excited,”... Keep Reading

River Parishes provide quality, quantity for college programs

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/4/15 9:30am

River Parish teams produced another big class on National Signing Day with 30 players Wednesday signing to play football with schools from around the country. Along with quantity, the signing class also boasts a lot of quantity. Of the 12 players to sign with Football Bowl Subdivision schools, seven are headed for schools from the Power 5 conferences. LSU was among the Power 5 conference schools, signing East St. John quarterback and defensive back Xavier Lewis. He is projected... Keep Reading